Visiting night markets in Taiwan can be very overwhelming for first time travelers. As we all know, typically, an average tourist doesn’t spend more than a week in Taipe, thus, one must really have to plan a perfect itinerary to cover all the top night markets in Taiwan.Eating in a night market SHOULD BE part of your tour to complete the Taiwan experience. If you’re conscious of eating too much street foods, fret not and just indulge to delicious and affordable Taiwanese dishes and delicacies that are 100% MUST-TRY.
Here are some of the night markets we suggest you to visit.
SHILIN NIGHT MARKET
This is, by far, the most popular night market in Taipe that offers wide selection of street foods and shopping kiosk. Inside the market, one can get lost playing carnival games and win lots of prizes. If you are looking for souvenirs, merchandises here are cheaper than other night markets in Taiwan.
PRICE RANGE: Low (Cheap) to Moderate
HOW TO GET THERE: Via train, take the Red Line to Jiantan Station. Then walk thru Exit 1 and cross the street to the left.
WHAT TO SEE: Snack Stands, Clothes stalls, Souvenirs stores & Game area
OPENING HOURS: 3PM TO 12AM daily
XIMENDING NIGHT MARKET
If you are a millennial, you will surely fit in this night market known as the “Harajuku” of Taipe. This place resembles the Myeongdong of Seoul, South Korea, it has street food stalls at the middle of the road while various establishments with colorful and bright billboards make this market livelier and more bustling compared to other night markets in Taiwan.
Prices here are relatively higher and if you are fond of branded clothes, shoes and makeups, this is the place to be.
By the way, Ximending has been a favorite place of many foreigners because this also offers numerous inns and hotels side by side with stores. If you are a Filipino, i can simply say that it is like a Divisoria 5.0.
PRICE RANGE: Moderate to High
HOW TO GET THERE: Via train, take the Green Line (Songshan-Xindian Line) to Ximen Station. Leave the station at Exit 6.
WHAT TO SEE: Snack Stands, Clothes stalls, Souvenirs stores, Branded establishments, Restaurants, Hotels & Inns
OPENING HOURS: 5PM TO 1AM daily
RAOHE NIGHT MARKET
Raohe, raohe, raohe! This is not your average night market so don’t skip this one. This is the home of delectable street foods and delicacies. Ah, I can still savor the popular shrimp crackers and fried fish cakes and squids just by reminiscing my first visit in this place. If you are a great fan of Siopao, you will surely enjoy their popular pork bun.
Souvenirs here are quite cheaper just like in Shilin. And there are so many Totoro and Ghibli merchandises to buy.
PRICE RANGE: Low (Cheap) to Moderate
HOW TO GET THERE: Via train, take the Green Line to the Songshan terminal station, then go to exit 5.
WHAT TO SEE: Snack Stands, Clothes stalls & Souvenirs stores
OPENING HOURS: 5PM TO 12AM daily
WUFENPU NIGHT MARKET
Shop till you drop in this “Little Korea” night market. This is popular among fashion bloggers. Stalls here sell clothes for wholesale and these come with bags of dresses, coats, pants and everything about Korean fashion. I bought a Korean dress for only 2 USD or 100 PHP, how cool is that? So if you want to buy bulks of clothes and sell these back home, you’ll earn a lot.
PRICE RANGE: Lowest
HOW TO GET THERE: Via train, take the Green Line to the Songshan terminal station, then take Exit 3, walk straight and continue until you cross Songlong Road.
WHAT TO SEE: Clothes stalls, Bags, Shoes & Coats
OPENING HOURS: 11AM TO 10PM (FLEXIBLE)
Bringing your kids in Taiwan? Click here to see some of the family-friendly places you may want to visit.
TAMSUI NIGHT MARKET
At the end of Tamsui-Xinyi Line, you’ll find the Tamsui Old Night Market which is a few minutes walk from the bay. You will be greeted by clothes stalls and snack stands. The best part is you can munch your food while looking at the picturesque view of the mountain and water.
PRICE RANGE: Moderate to High
HOW TO GET THERE: Via train, Take the Red Line and alight at Tamsui Station.
WHAT TO SEE: Bay view, Snack Stands, Souvenir Stores & Clothes Stalls
JIUFEN NIGHT MARKET
This market is popular due to the movie Spirited Away ,and to unlock the great experience waiting for you, dine and drink in one of their old tea restaurants. Aside from tea, don’t miss eating Grilled Cuttlefish and large Pork Sausages. And don’t forget to buy a Ghibli souvenir. 🙂
PRICE RANGE: Moderate to High
HOW TO GET THERE: Via train, From MRT Zhongxiao Fuxing, leave from Exit 2. Outside the Sogo department store, take bus route 1062 (Keelung Bus) to Jinguashi, alight at Jiufen.
WHAT TO SEE: Tea Houses, Snack Stands, Souvenir Stores & Clothes Stalls
Do you need a complete itinerary for your Taiwan trip, visit my previous post.
I really enjoy exploring night markets! These seem really popular in Southeast and East Asia. Ive been to quite a few. Thank you for showing us Taiwan’s outlook after sundown..
This is so exciting to visit and see and hope to one day.
These markets look amazing & all the food looks delicious! I would love to explore them some day.
Ahh I dream of going to Taiwan and just eating my way through the streets.
Wow! Your lucky I think the food is very delicious I want to go there someday! Crossfingers!
such an interesting place. i haven’t heard of Taiwan and this is new to me. you just enlightened me with new information and ur pictures are incredible. i am really hungry now.
wow…so many lights and so bright. The food looks great!
I’ve always wanted to visit Taiwan. I’m so fascinated by everything there.
This post certainly shed some light on Taiwan. I would love some grilled mushrooms now. “Yummy”
Thanks for sharing this information. I don’t travel much but your this post will help o lot of travelers.
This is a great article. Thank You for sharing!
This is great. I am not much of a traveler, but I do love seeing photos and learning about various places.
Great pics and info. Thanks for sharing. I would love to go some day.
All of the food looks delicious! Thank you so much for sharing this great article.
These sound amazing! I hope I get the chance to visit at least one
I have never heard of night markets, thanks for the head ups.
I have never heard of night markets, thanks for the heads up.
it is my dream to visit all the beautiful places in the world and this post just added one more in the list
I like street markets as well and the night ones in Taiwan sound awesome! (Especially Raohe and Tamsui) Thank you for this useful info – I’ll surely keep in mind for the future 🙂
Btw. The culture of street food and street markets is slowly coming to Europe as well and it’s becoming trendy. But they are seasonal, usually events with specific topic – for example slow burgers, vegan food or world cuisine.
These places look amazing. Thank you for sharing.
Can i join the team??? A nice psot indeed
I had no idea that Taiwan had night markets. Nice to learn about them. A really great way to explore a destination’s culture. They look a lot like night market is many Indian cities.
OMG those types of food look super delicious! I wish I could try them right now!
Thanks for sharing these night markets in Taiwan. This is perfect coz night markets are good way to save in foods and shopping!
Those markets look incredible! The food looks so good I’d want to try them all. I actually haven’t done any night markets anywhere but really should. The little Korea one reminds me of green hills in phils 🙂
Night markets have their own charm !! The markets look amazing and the cuisine too !!! A must try !!! Very informative for first timers !!!
I would so go for the food alone
That’s great! This is a very timely post as my wife and I are planning to visit Taiwan late this year. Both of us are food lovers so this article will truly be helpful. Thank you.
Thank you for sharing this! I so rarely see travel blogs with information on what to do at night in the destination. I would love to crosspost this at hivacu.com if you’re interested.
Visiting night markets is such great fun. Thanks for writing this post.
u definitely can learn alot through a market. lovely post and few of my friends are going to taiwan. i would definitely recommedn them to read ur experiences as well
This seems like a cool place to visit. I will add it to my bucket list.
Looks super fun and the food looks delicious!
Wow, that’s an amazing post. Thanks for letting me know about these best night markets of Taiwan. Keep up the good work!
I heard about Night markets, but I never been. Is it good for families ?
Enjoyed reading this. I’ve never been to Taiwan but, if I do, I’ll be sure to visit the night markets.
These night markets look fantastic. I am loving the food photos.
This is awesome. Thank YOu for all these tips!
You have me being curious of visiting the Raohe market. Nice post and we’ll discribed.
All the pictures made us so hungry! We would love to visit one day!
Asa foodie, it is always deliciously interesting to see the offerings of different places!! Thanks for the post!
What an incredible place to explore at night. Thanks for sharing, I wouldn’t have know to visit otherwise.
Tamsui looks so pretty with all the twinkling lights! I’d love to go there someday.
Omg for those local street foods! Which of them are your favorites?
I wish my home had as many markets like this. I didn’t even think there would be that many in Taiwan! Thanks for sharing. I will have to put this to the side for one day when I visit.
Now I want to visit Taiwan! Someone else posted about Taiwan this week and I am only about 2 hours away! Which month is ideal to visit Taiwan?
sobrang Ganda Po jan Taiwan Mommy and Daddy. That’s why I Really want To Visit any place in Taiwan. And sasarap din po tlaga ng mga Food